AIS3908 - Japan and Cultural Globalisation

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2019/20
Semester B 2020/21 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enhance students’ understanding on Japanese cultural flows in the context of globalization. The course will introduce various aspects of Japanese pop cultures as presented in the mass media and its influence on East Asian countries in terms of multi-disciplinary (historical/political, societal, economic and technological) perspectives. The course introduces key theories and concepts of globalization by focusing on cultural analyses and critical cultural responses to globalization. Particular emphasis is placed on transnational cultural industries in Japan and its global cultural phenomena relevant to everyday Hong Kong experience. After finishing this course, students will be able to describe and critically discuss cultural phenomena reflected in the mass media based on contemporary culture theories and describe the impact of Japanese popular culture on Hong Kong and other East Asian countries.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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